Music Instrumental (B.S.) - Resident

Music Instrumental (B.S.) - Resident

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2019 through summer 2020. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

General Education/Foundational Skills Requirements

Communication & Information Literacy 1
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric3
INQR 101Inquiry1
Communications Elective3
Information Literacy Elective3
Information Literacy Elective3
Technological Solutions & Quantitative Reasoning 1
UNIV 101University Core Competencies1
Math ElectiveMATH 114 or higher3
Technology Competency 20-3
Critical Thinking 1
RLGN 105Introduction to Biblical Worldview 32
RSCH 201Research3
Critical Thinking Elective3
Civic & Global Engagement 1
EVAN 101Evangelism and the Christian Life 32
Cultural Studies Elective3
Social & Scientific Inquiry 1
Natural Science Elective3
Social Science Elective3
Christianity & Contexts 1
BIBL 105Old Testament Survey2
BIBL 110New Testament Survey2
THEO 201Theology Survey I 32
THEO 202Theology Survey II 32
Total Hours44-47

Major Requirements

Major Foundational Courses 1
MUSC 200Music, Art, Worship and Culture3
MUSC 312Music History: Since 17503
Music Literature Elective 23
Major Core
MUSC 498Senior Recital1
Music Elective 33
Primary Instrument (refer to chart)
Choose seven credit hours of Applied Music Studies – Primary Instrument courses7
Ensemble (refer to chart)
Choose eight credit hours of Ensemble courses8
Musicianship
MUSC 105Harmonic Practices and Theory I3
MUSC 106Harmonic Practices and Theory II3
MUSC 107Musicianship I1
MUSC 108Musicianship II1
MUSC 203Commercial Music Theory and Harmonic Practices I2-3
or MUSC 205 Chromatic Harmony
MUSC 207Muscianship III1
MUSC 310Principles of Arranging3
MUSC 311Music History: Antiquity - 17503
MUSC 315Basic Conducting2
MUSC 316Choral Conducting2
or MUSC 317 Instrumental Conducting
MUSC 330Music Technology I: Notation3
MUSC 360Commercial Improvisation Techniques2
Secondary Instrument (refer to chart)
Choose two credit hours of Applied Music Studies – Secondary Instrument courses2
Free Electives
Choose 16-29 credit hours of free electives16-29
Total Hours72-86

Applied Music Studies (Primary Instrument – 7 Hours)

Students must choose Piano or Guitar/Strings/Brass/Woodwinds/Percussion as their Primary Instrument.

Piano Primary

MUSC 141Private Piano (Freshman)1
MUSC 142Private Piano (Freshman)1
MUSC 241Private Piano Sophomore1
MUSC 242Private Piano Sophomore1
MUSC 341Private Piano (Junior)1
MUSC 342Private Piano (Junior)1
MUSC 441Private Piano Senior1
Total Hours7

Guitar/Strings/Brass/Woodwinds/Percussion Primary

MUSC 151Guitar, Strings, Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion Freshman1
MUSC 152Guitar, Strings, Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion Freshman1
MUSC 251Guitar, Strings, Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion Sophomore1
MUSC 252Guitar, Strings, Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion Sophomore1
MUSC 351Guitar, Strings, Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion Junior1
MUSC 352Guitar, Strings, Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion Junior1
MUSC 451Guitar, Strings, Brass, Woodwinds Percussion (Senior)1
Total Hours7

Applied Music Studies (Secondary Instrument – 2 Hours)

Voice Secondary

MUSC 120Group Voice I1
MUSC 220Group Voice II1
Total Hours2

Piano Secondary

Recommended for students whose primary is not piano.

MUSC 244Group Piano IV1
MUSC 345Group Piano V1
Total Hours2

Guitar Secondary

MUSC 150Group Guitar I1
MUSC 250Group Guitar II1
Total Hours2

Strings/Brass/Woodwinds/Percussion Secondary

MUSC 151Guitar, Strings, Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion Freshman1
MUSC 152Guitar, Strings, Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion Freshman1
Total Hours2

Ensemble (8 Hours)

Students may choose to take the same ensemble more than once

Students must take at least one ensemble per semester

Piano Students

Should take three credits of Choir Ensembles, three credits of Instrumental Chamber Ensembles, and two credits of Instrumental Major Ensembles.1

Choose three credit hours of the following:3
The Worship Choir I
University Chorale I
Concert Choir I
Chamber Singers I
Celebration Choir
The Gospel Choir I
The Worship Choir II
The Gospel Choir II
The Worship Choir III
University Chorale II
Concert Choir II
Chamber Singers II
Supervised Praise and Worship Ensemble
Choose three credit hours of the following:3
Classical Guitar Ensemble I
Brass Choir I
Woodwind Choir I
Percussion Ensemble I
Chamber Music Ensemble I
Classical Guitar Ensemble II
Brass Choir II
Woodwind Choir II
Percussion Ensemble II
Chamber Music Ensemble II
Choose two credit hours of the following:2
Jazz Ensemble I
Symphony Orchestra I
Wind Symphony I
Jazz Ensemble II
Symphony Orchestra II
Wind Symphony II
Total Hours8

String Students

Should take eight credits of Symphony Orchestra Ensembles.1

Choose eight credit hours of the following:8
Symphony Orchestra I
Symphony Orchestra II
Total Hours8

Guitar Students

Should take two credits of Choir Ensembles and six credits of Guitar Ensembles.1

Choose two credit hours of the following:2
The Worship Choir I
University Chorale I
Concert Choir I
Chamber Singers I
Celebration Choir
The Gospel Choir I
The Worship Choir II
The Gospel Choir II
The Worship Choir III
University Chorale II
Concert Choir II
Chamber Singers II
Supervised Praise and Worship Ensemble
Choose six credit hours of the following:6
Classical Guitar Ensemble I
Classical Guitar Ensemble II
Total Hours8

Brass, Woodwind or Percussion Students 

Should take eight credits of Instrumental Major Ensembles

Choose four credit hours of the following:4
Jazz Ensemble I
Symphony Orchestra I
Wind Symphony I
Choose four credit hours of the following:4
Jazz Ensemble II
Symphony Orchestra II
Wind Symphony II
Total Hours8

Additional Major Requirements

  • Keyboard Proficiency Exam
  • Freshman Promotional Jury
  • Sophomore Performance Review
  • Attendance at 56 approved concerts and recitals

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • 120 Total hours
  • 2.0 Overall grade point average
  • 30 Hours must be upper-level courses (300-400 level)
  • Grade of ‘C’ Minimum required for all upper-level courses in the major
  • 50% Of major taken through Liberty University
  • 30 Hours must be completed through Liberty University
  • Grad App Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student's anticipated graduation date
  • CSER All requirements must be satisfied before a degree will be awarded
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